Seems my initial assessment of the aftermath of Saturday's storm was a bit too positive.
South Beach Street in Stornoway was closed off for a period, after the scaffolding on the Town Hall was found to be destabilised by the 100 mph gusts. The fact that seaweed was found up there bears testimony to the ferocity of the winds.
Arnol Motors lost about a dozen nearly new cars, which were parked behind a wall that collapsed on top of them. Damage is estimated to be a 6-figure sum.
Quite a few people report the loss of gardensheds and outbuildings to the gales.
It is a relief though that there were no fatalities, unlike the 2005 hurricane.